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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Trinity

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Trinity

Men's Lacrosse at Trinity
Tuesday, March 27—6:00 p.m.
Jessee/Miller Field— Hartford, Conn.

THE SERIES
Babson and Trinity will meet for the eighth time on Tuesday evening in a series that dates back to 1980. The Beavers are 2-5 all-time against the Bantams and picked up their first win since 1981 last season. 

LAST MEETING
Junior Samuel Mishkind scored a game-high four goals and senior Austin Fabel added three goals and one assist as Babson defeated Trinity , 11-9, on March 28, 2017, in Babson Park, Mass. Senior Jason Cox and sophomore Owen Allen both scored twice, while sophomore Christopher Aranalde made six saves over three quarters for the Beavers, who led 8-0 at the half. Troy Hanlon scored three second-half goals for the Bantams.

LAST TRINITY WIN
Connor Flaherty '17 and senior Axel Brown each contributed a goal and an assist as visiting Babson College was defeated by Trinity College, 16-6, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on March 22, 2016, at Sheppard Field. Senior John Caraviello and Ryan DiSimone both scored three times and goalkeeper Henry Coote finished with 19 saves for the Bantams.

SCOUTING THE BANTAMS
Trinity College (2-4) fell to No. 4 Tufts, 16-14 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Andrew Collins led all scorers with four goals, while junior Ben Knaus chipped in with three goals and an assist. Classmate Scott Morgan picked up 11 groundballs and senior Woody Hamilton posted 15 saves in the loss. Junior Teddy Myers (7-15-22) leads the team in assists, Knaus (10-6-16) has produced three multi-goal games, and first-year Drew Kozub (12-0-12) has recorded four man-up goals. Senior Ryan Tassan has caused nine turnovers on the season, while Morgan is winning 61.5 percent of his face-offs and leads the squad with 51 ground balls. Hamilton has posted an 11.27 goals against average and a .504 save percentage in six games between the pipes.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (3-4) dropped its second consecutive game away from home after falling to Colorado College, 14-7, on Friday afternoon. Mishkind and first-year Mason O'Hanlon both scored twice and Aranalde matched his season high with 14 saves in the loss. Mishkind (22-2-24) and Dillon (8-5-13) have combined to score 10 man-up goals, while the trio of first-year O'Hanlon (12-5-17), senior Fabel (9-5-14), and Allen (6-5-11) have combined for 15 assists this season. Sophomore Luke Talman has caused eight turnovers, first-year Jack Tague has picked up 23 groundballs, and classmate Will Messner has won a team-high 41.5 percent of his face-offs. Aranalde has posted a 12.30 goals against average and a .448 save percentage in seven starts. 

YOUNG DEFENSE COMING ALIVE
Despite relying on a group that is made up almost entirely of first- and second-year players, the Beavers have finished with 12 caused turnovers in each of the last two games. Additionally, Aranalde has stopped 49.2 percent of the shots he's faced over the last three contests.

GOING TO GOAL
Mishkind, who has registered at least two goals on five occasions, ranks 45th in Division III averaging 3.14 goals per contest. He also ranks eighth nationally with six man-up goals.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won eight of their last nine games going back to last year when leading at halftime.

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